Search Results: "Lisa M. Lilly"


BOOK REVIEW

THE AWAKENING by Lisa M. Lilly
Released: July 12, 2011

"Sharp and satisfying."
In her first novel, Lilly (The Tower Formerly Known as Sears and Two Other Tales of Urban Horror, 2011) offers a surprising supernatural thriller with a feminist bent. Read full book review >

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DISCONNECTED by Lisa M. Cronkhite
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 3, 2014

"Teens hoping for an Ellen Hopkins read-alike will be disappointed by this. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Milly, 17, is tormented by Amelia Norris, but Amelia isn't another girl—she's part of Milly herself. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2000

"Unfortunately, Cooper has bitten off more than she can chew, and the effectiveness of her many food-related messages is weakened by a lack of focus."
A concerned chef puts the food supply under scrutiny and comes up with some bad news about what's wrong with the way we're growing our food and eating it too. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"A concentrated, evocative look at agricultural methods that place a premium on health and ecology."
Journalist Hamilton fashions intimate portraits of three alternative, small-scale farming strategies. Read full book review >

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100 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GROW UP by Lisa M. Gerry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A pure turkey shoot, though 'National Geographic wants you to know what explorers know, what makes them successful.' That must have been educational TV and sugarless gum. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A debatable selection of items to master before you grow up—meaning, perhaps, freshman year of high school. Read full book review >

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100 THINGS TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP by Lisa M. Gerry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Far from systematic but definitely horizon- and option-expanding. (Nonfiction. 10-17)"
A grab bag of occupations with at least a little career potential—some conventional, others decidedly otherwise. Read full book review >

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PAPER DOLLHOUSE by Lisa M. Masterson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"An inspiring account of challenges faced and overcome, not only as a child but as a physician, mother, TV celebrity and the guiding spirit behind the Maternal Fetal Care International foundation, which she founded."
Moving debut memoir from obstetrician Masterson, who co-hosts the Emmy Award-winning TV show The Doctors. Read full book review >

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MADNESS, ADDICTION & LOVE by Lilly White
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An earnest attempt to share hard-won lessons about addiction, mental illness, family relationships, and the power of love."
This memoir by a spiritual coach reflects on a life full of hardship and offers insights to readers who may be struggling themselves. Read full book review >

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THE DEFIANT by Lisa M. Stasse
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"In this dumbed-down dystopia, noble ends, vague notions of 'freedom,' trump any amount of collateral damage, excruciatingly detailed, in human lives. (Dystopian adventure. 12-18)"
This uneven trilogy ends with plenty of violent action, leaving tough questions on the table. Read full book review >

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THE UPRISING by Lisa M. Stasse
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"The weak worldbuilding strains credulity, but the nifty technology and exciting battle scenes should engage fans of the genre. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
The second installment of the near-future dystopia series begun in The Forsaken (2012) revisits familiar narrative territory, exhibiting the opener's strengths and weaknesses. Read full book review >

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THE FORSAKEN by Lisa M. Stasse
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Mostly generic, but flashes of originality raise expectations for future installments. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
In this debut series opener set 20 years in the future, teens identified as future criminals are exiled to "the wheel," a remote island wilderness (metaphorical and real) where few live past 18. Read full book review >